ABC Family plans ‘Smallville’ marathon
From an ABC Family Press release:
Marathon leads into Superman: The Movie Starring Christopher Reeve
ABC Family will air a marathon of episodes that trace Clark Kent’s origins beginning with his arrival to Smallville, Friday, December 29 between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. (ET/PT). The marathon ends with the season 4 cliffhanger.
The series picks up with season 5 on ABC Family with the conclusion along with all new episodes of Smallville beginning January 2, 2007. Clark must face his past or see everything he has come to love; including his family, friends and the earth destroyed.
The marathon leads into the original Superman: The Movie at 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. (ET/PT) starring Christopher Reeve.
Friday, December 29
11 a.m. Pilot (SMA1001): A meteor shower reeks havoc on the town of Smallville and brings with it a small boy who is taken in by Martha and Jonathan Kent.
12 noon Rosetta (SMA2017) Determined to discover his origins, Clark visits Dr. Virgil Swann (Christopher Reeve) who possesses a message for Clark from his home planet.
1 p.m. Exodus (SMA2023B) In the second season finale Clark makes an astonishing discovery about his origins and faces the choice of his lifetime.
2 p.m. Relic (SMA3006) Lana discovers a picture of her great-aunts suspected killer and it looks exactly like Clark– only her great-aunt was murdered 40 years before.
3 p.m. Legacy (SMA3017) Jonathan begins acting strangely and Clark believes his Kryptonian father, Jor-El is responsible. (Guest star Christopher Reeve)
4 p.m. Memoria (SMA3019) Clark is forced into an experimental program that helps regain memories and he witnesses some of his earliest moments in life.
5 p.m. Covenant (SMA3022) A beautiful girl claiming to be from Krypton arrives in Smallville and forces Jonathan to tell Clark about the deal he struck with Jor-El.
6 p.m. Crusade (SMA4001) Clark returns to Smallville from being in a phantom zone, possessed by his Kryptonian alter-ego Kal-El.
7 p.m. Commencement (SMA4022) Clark discovers the reason he was sent to Earth and goes to the caves to seek answers from his father, Jor-El.
8 p.m.. – 10 p.m. Superman: The Movie starring Christopher Reeve.
David Speakman has spent more than two decades as a writer/editor, photographer, graphic designer and manager of creative teams in broadcast, print and the Internet. His education is in journalism, graphic design, organizational communication and law.
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